In the Mouth: Stories & Novellas. By Eileen Pollack. New York: Four Way Books, 2008. Pp. 258. $18.95.
The six stories and novellas that make up Eileen Pollack’s new collection put the human body on full, uncensored display in ways that are rare in serious fiction. Imagine Philip Roth’s female counterpart flexing and bending all the beauties and failings of our bodies to her will and you have a glimpse of the poetic ambition that fuels In the Mouth.